Former sportscaster Tollefson admits $300,000 charity scam

    Former Philadelphia sportscaster Donald Tollefson has admitted stealing more than $300,000 by selling bogus sports-themed trips that he said would help various charities.

    The 62-year-old Tollefson pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding more than 200 victims through bogus travel packages to the Super Bowl or other sporting events.

    Prosecutors in Doylestown said they continue to hear from new victims in the case.

    Defense attorney Sharif Abaza said that Tollefson has battled alcohol problems for decades and drug addiction in more recent years.

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    However, he said Tollefson, a resident of Wyndmoor, has been sober for nearly a year. Abaza said that Tollefson faces a potential jail term for the theft charges. The sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

    Tollefson worked for the ABC and FOX affiliates in Philadelphia.

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